Apollo 8 – The First Men to the Moon by Jerry Stone (18 December 2018)

Speaker: Jerry Stone
Date: 18 December 2018
Start Time: 7 pm
End Time: 8.30pm
Venue: BIS, 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ

We are approaching the 50th anniversary of the most incredible achievement – landing the first men on the Moon.  Of course Apollo 11 wasn’t the only flight, so Jerry Stone will be giving a presentation about every Apollo mission on its own 50th anniversary, going right through to December 2022, the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 17. Join us for the second talk in this series. 

No-one who who watched or heard the Christmas Eve broadcast from the Apollo 8 crew as they orbited the Moon in December 1968 will forget that magical moment.  After all the years of dreaming of a voyage to the Moon, we were actually there.

Jerry Stone takes us on the next step on the Apollo story as he continues his series covering every mission, looking back at our first journey to the Moon – a triumph at the end of a turbulent and tragic year.

Please note: this is a separate presentation to David Baker’s talk on November 21, in which he looks behind the scenes at the mission planning.

Jerry Stone is well known as a space expert – especially on Apollo.  He has given talks about space since 1969 and now runs Spaceflight UK (www.spaceflight-uk.com), presenting space activities all over the country. He is often interviewed on radio and TV, and he is the author of “One Small Step”, commemorating the Moon landings. Copies will be available (£15) which he will be happy to sign.

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